31st Legislature, 2021
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SB59       (?)


Measure Title: RELATING TO HEALTH.
Report Title: Nursing Homes; Long-Term Care Facilities; Assisted Living Facilities; Department of Health; Disease Control and Prevention; Licenses; Rules; Fines
Description: Requires operators of adult residential care homes, assisted living facilities, long-term care facilities, nursing homes, and community care facilities to establish and implement infectious disease control and prevention training and other related protocols. Requires the Department of Health to ensure compliance with infectious disease control and prevention training programs prior to the issuance or renewal of a license. Authorizes the Department of Health to conduct random audits to determine compliance with infectious disease control and prevention training program or course requirements. Requires the Department of Health to establish a hotline to field calls and complaints regarding violations. Authorizes the Department of Health to adopt rules, including emergency rules, and assess fines. Requires the Department of Health to conduct an annual announced and scheduled visit and inspection for all state-licensed or state-certified care facilities, in addition to its required annual inspections without notice. Requires applicants for nursing home administrator licenses to demonstrate at least five years of experience and the ability to document all training, experience, and certifications.
Companion:
Package: None
Current Referral: HTH/HMS, CPN/JDC
Introducer(s): IHARA (Introduced by request of another party)

Sort by Date Status Text
1/21/2021SIntroduced.
1/21/2021SPassed First Reading.
1/22/2021SReferred to HTH/HMS, CPN/JDC.

S = Senate | H = House | D = Data Systems | $ = Appropriation measure | ConAm = Constitutional Amendment

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SB59




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